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Dear Tony Blair: It's Not The Pitch, It's The Product

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

One thing is clear: Although Tony Blair laments the failure of the "political center," this didn't happen because he and his colleagues failed. It happened because they succeeded.

The Democrats' New National Security Strategy

A. Trevor Thrall | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
A. Trevor Thrall

The New Democrats are simply echoing the bipartisan foreign policy consensus of the past two administrations. The United States, in this view, must engage deeply both militarily and diplomatically in order to keep the world from falling into chaos.

The Democrats and the Donald

David Coates | Posted 03.19.2016 | Politics
David Coates

When asking ourselves the key questions - who is best placed to defeat Donald Trump in November, and who is best placed to pull the Senate back into Democratic control - many of us still believe that the answer is not Hillary Clinton. It is Bernie Sanders.

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

The Case for Bernie Sanders

Walker Bragman | Posted 08.06.2016 | Politics
Walker Bragman

Bernie Sanders can win--not just the primary, but the general. Democrats should back him, and ignore the arguments made by Barney Frank and others, who say giving Hillary the nod early is the only hope for victory in 2016.

Getting Back to What Really Matters to the American People

Rep. Suzan DelBene | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Rep. Suzan DelBene

We have seen that smart investments in workforce-development initiatives, backed by strong accountability measures, can deliver the kind of broad-based prosperity that Americans remember from the 1990s. It's time for Congress to get back to making those investments a priority.

Ashley Judd, Please Reconsider!

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Before she decides to completely give up a career in public service, here are five things that Ashley Judd should know.

How Some Democrats Sold Their Souls to the 1 Percent

Jane White | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Jane White

Why haven't we had genuine financial services reform? The blame falls on a group called the New Democrat Coalition, members of Congress who have sold their souls for campaign contributions and future jobs as lobbyists.

Why Is the American Left So Ineffective in Economics?

Ian Fletcher | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business
Ian Fletcher

There's a very narrow sweet spot of disciplined radicalism that neither sells out nor indulges economic solutions that are non-starters. Staying in this sweet spot takes a lot of self-discipline, and since the 1960s, this has not exactly been a leftist virtue.

Canada Needs More Arts Funding: NDP

The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2011 | Home

OTTAWA -- A group of four New Democrat MPs with a background in the arts said they are forming a new culture caucus and asking the Tories to consider ...

2012: The Memo for Winning for Both Parties (for now)

David Helfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

I fear that many Democrats and Republicans who are not joining the Tea Party bandwagon are underestimating the power of this movement.

Third Way Dems Get it Wrong: Progressives Fight for Economic Growth

Roger Hickey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Looking towards the new economy that we must build out of the ruins of the old, the president has it right. We can't go back to the old bubble-bust economy built on debt and speculation.

Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney

Power Struggle: Inside The Battle For The Soul Of The Democratic Party (Print Version) | Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Raúl Grijalva is sitting quietly with a few of his staffers at one end of the bar, a bottle of Bud and a shot of whiskey in front of him, while his f...

Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney

Power Struggle: Inside The Battle For The Soul Of The Democratic Party | Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Raúl Grijalva is sitting quietly with a few of his staffers at one end of the bar, a bottle of Bud and a shot of whiskey in front of him, while his f...

Arthur Delaney

Melissa Bean: A Democrat Bankers Bank On | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Melissa Bean stands at the chokepoint of financial reform in the House of Representatives. The Democrat from suburban Chicago is only in her th...

Obama's Message Catastrophe

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

It is no wonder that pundits are scratching their heads at how the alleged "greatest communicator" since Ronald Reagan could be in the midst of a "message" catastrophe.

Financial Reform Moves Forward, With Many Loopholes

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Rachel Leven and Maria Zilberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As Congress inches toward restructuring U.S. financial regulation, lawmakers in the House and Senate have characterized their respective bills as swee...

Shahien Nasiripour

Democrat Beaten Back In Effort To Add Loophole to Investor Protection Bill | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A Congressional committee temporarily killed an amendment Wednesday that would have exempted four out of five publicly-traded companies from a post-En...

"New Dems" In Congress Paid $100K Each To Weaken Financial Reform

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

"New Democrats," who delayed consideration of the financial reform legislation bill last night until their demands on amendments were met, raised $6.5 million from firms in the financial sector.

Lawmakers Go Golfing, Party With Bruce, Raise Cash

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This upcoming weekend will see a number of lawmakers hosting multi-day Fall retreats at resorts and hotels across the nation, according to invitations...

Al From and the Founding of Today's Majority Democratic Party

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Mr. Clinton turned to Mr. From and said: "I would never have become president if it wasn't for you."

Specter Defends Pelosi, Questions CIA's Honesty

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) took the opportunity Wednesday to defend House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who has come under fire in recent weeks ove...

Corporate Government Reform

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

Debate about the House tax bill and about earmarks is a striking reminder to us that governance in this country is at risk of going off track.

Your Wealth Is in a Safe Place Now

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

We should remember that by avoiding principal write downs -- and focusing on monthly mortgage payments -- the burden of wealth destruction is being placed on homeowners, not on banks.

Past Seven Primaries Have Seen One Million New Democrats

Washington Post | Eli Saslow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

They lined up shoulder to shoulder inside the gray high-rise downtown, their politics as diverse as their backgrounds. An ex-felon who needs health in...